Check out triple j's 20 most-played acts this week

Posted On Oct 02, 2017

As per usual, triple j has spent the last week delivering some absolutely amazing tracks to your ears, with amazing Aussie acts getting plenty of spin, while sharing the spotlight with our international friends as well.

With so many amazing artists and songs floating around the airwaves, it can be a little hard to keep track of what we've been listening to over the week. That's why we've decided to take a look back over the 20 most-played artists on triple j this week, and give you a quick rundown on just who they are, and why you've been hearing so much of them.

20. SG Lewis

SG Lewis is finally getting his time in the spotlight after years of toiling away in relative obscurity. Thanks to the success of the track ‘Smart Aleck’, SG Lewis’ patience has finally paid off.

19. Samsaruh

Samsaruh has been one of the most-played unsigned acts on triple j for a number of weeks now. Now, ‘Golden To Thrive’ has seen Samsaruh become one of the most-played artists in general on the station, proving that the future is bright for our up-and-coming talent.

18. DZ Deathrays

The hype is rising for DZ Deathrays to release their newest album. With triple j spinning ’Shred For Summer’, the forthcoming album’s lead single, fans just can’t get enough of the band. Who knows just how popular the group will be once album #3 finally drops?

17. Cloud Control

Cloud Control released their third album, Zone, just over a month ago. The group’s first record since 2013’s Dream Cave, triple j listeners have been loving the group’s new music, including ‘Rainbow City’, the record’s lead single.

16. Martin Solveig

Following his track ‘Do It Right’ last year, which featured Tkay Maidza, Aussies have been loving Martin Solving. His newest track, ‘All Stars’, featuring Alma, has been getting some mad love on the station, with the track being the eleventh most-played track on the station for the last week.

15. Amy Shark

Amy Shark is still getting plenty of spins from triple j, with ‘Blood Brothers’ being the seventh most-played track for the week. With Shark’s debut record still on the horizon, we can’t wait to see what the future has in store for her.

14. Pnau

Pnau had an absolutely killer 2016 with ‘Chameleon’, and now with an array of new tracks being released as a teaser for a new album, including ‘Into The Sky’, the band’s popularity has absolutely skyrocketed. Not bad for a band that formed close to 20 years ago.

13. Alex Lahey

Alex Lahey has excited plenty of fans with the her new record, I Love You Like A Brother, especially after it scored the triple j feature album spot this week. Now, her track ‘Every Day’s The Weekend’ has seen enough popularity to become the ninth most-played track this week, proving that the future is looking very bright for this Unearthed legend.

12. The Creases

Brisbane lads The Creases are finally getting the recognition they finally deserve, thanks to the release of their debut record Tremolow and a number of well-received tour dates. Now, thanks to their cover of the New Radicals’ ‘You Get What You Give’ for Like A Version, The Creases are on the up and up.

11. Alice Ivy

Alice Ivy has been seeing a massive rise in popularity since the release of her tracks ‘Touch’ and ‘Almost Here’. Now, with her track ‘Be Friends’ becoming the sixth-most played track on the station this week, the Melbourne producer is just getting started on her journey to world domination.

10. George Maple

George Maple’s ‘Hero’ has been tearing up the airwaves once again this week, currently sitting at number four on the most-played track for the week. Here’s hoping we get even more from this brilliant Aussie muso - it’s been far too long between drinks.

9. Kendrick Lamar

It’s amazingly been almost six months since Kendrick Lamar released his phenomenal fourth record DAMN.. Despite the amount of time elapsed since its release, Kendrick Lamar has once again returned to the most-played list of acts this week, proving that he is set to become one of the all-time greats.

8. Maggie Rogers

Following the major success that Maggie Rogers saw with her track ‘Alaska’ last year, the American muso is back once more with the brilliant ‘Split Stones’. The third most-played track on the station this week, we’re hoping this is just the first taste of a brand new album. Fingers crossed!

7. Odesza

Returning for the first time in three years, Odesza’s new record, A Moment Apart, has been seeing some huge popularity the world over. Thanks to singles like ‘Higher Ground’, this American electronic group are set to capture the hearts of Aussie music fans once again.

6. What So Not & LPX

What So Not is already a triple j darling, so how do you make listeners fall even more in love? Well, you get What So Not to team up with LPX to release a instant classic, that's how. What could be ‘Better’? Oh, maybe that song becoming the second most-played track for the week?

5. Ball Park Music

Ball Park music released their record Every Night The Same Dream last year, but the group didn’t want to just sit around, wasting time before a new album is due. Rather, the Brisbane group have had a quick turnaround, releasing the most-played track on triple j this week, ‘Exactly How You Are’. We’re not sure when to expect a new Ball Park Music record, but if the new track is anything to go by, we can’t wait for it to drop.

4. Angus And Julia Stone

Angus And Julia Stone’s newest record, Snow, has finally arrived, and it has been a wonderful return for the siblings. Fans have been absolutely loving the duo’s track ‘Chateau’, which has been the tenth most-played track on triple j this week. Who knows just how much more their popularity could rise once they release some more singles?

3. The Killers

The Killers have been the talk of Australia lately. Currently number one on the ARIA charts, and having performed an absolutely phenomenal pair of sets at the AFL Grand Final, the Las Vegas rock group are destined to make their first record in five years a memorable one. With their track ‘Run For Cover’ getting some love on triple j this week, this certainly isn’t the last you’ve heard of The Killers.

2. Banks

It’s been a year since we saw a new record from Banks, but the US muso has given us a few tastes of upcoming music thanks to singles like ‘Crowded Places’, and the fantastic ‘Underdog’. While there’s no word on a new Banks album yet, given how good ‘Underdog’ has been, we’re sure it’s going to be amazing.

1. Winston Surfshirt

Having scored the feature album spot for their record Sponge Cake last week, Winston Surfshirt are truly unstoppable. Having caught the eye of folks the world over, this Aussie collective are set for huge things. With their tunes getting a huge amount of repetition on triple j this week, it’s only going to be a few years before almost every music fan in the world has heard of this brilliant Aussie group.

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